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Closed November 17, 2018

(the) sense of bewilderment and betrayal is timeless.

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Why See Pack of Lies?

A Long Awaited Revival

First premiering at the Lyric Theatre back in 1983, Hugh Whitemore's Pack of Lies receives its long-awaited revival at the Menier Chocolate Factory this October. In this tense and tumultuous play, loyalties are tested when the threat of national security brings one couple to the edge.

Adapted from Act of Betrayal and based on a true story, this latest production will be the first since the plays debut back in the 80's where it starred real life husband and wife duo, Judi Dench and Michael Williams. Dench received an Olivier award for her performance. Continuing the family business is their daughter, Finty Williams, who steps into her mother's shoes as Barbra opposite a cast that includes Tracy-Ann Oberman and Chris Larkin.

What is Pack of Lies about?

Based on a true story, Pack of Lies centres around the Jacksons, a perfectly nice middle aged English couple whose next door neighbours, the Canadian Krogers, are their best friends. When a detective from Scotland Yard turns up, the Jacksons' world is turned upside down, their house is needed as an observation station to scupper a Soviet spy ring. As Scotland Yard's demands increase, the Jacksons are put to the test, especially when they are asked to set a trap on their friends the Krogers, who, as it turns out, are the couple the detective is after...

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Previews from: 20 September 2018

Opening night: 1 October 2018

Cast and Creative


Finty Williams
Jasper Britton
Sia Dauda
Alasdair Harvey
Chris Larkin
Macy Nyman
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Natalie Walter


Written by Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Hannah Chissick

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